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‘Japanese Should to English Could?’ – Sansho Living x Aoyama Flower Market Pop Up at Sway Gallery

‘Japanese Should to English Could?’ – Sansho Living x Aoyama Flower Market Pop Up at Sway Gallery

On Thursday 6th June 2019, Sansho Living will lead a seminar The Beauty of Imperfection to introduce the participants to the philosophy of traditional Japanese aesthetics wabi-sabi, which promotes the acceptance of transience and imperfection.  The head florist at Aoyama Flower Market will guide the Flower Arranging and Bonkei Classes, on four different dates, at […]

Aeolian String Quartet

Aeolian String Quartet

Mei Fujisato (violin), Sherry Shen (violin), HyunJin Soh (viola), Ekaterina Solomennik (cello) PROGRAMME Debussy String Quartet Op.10 I. Anime et tres decide II. Assez vif et bien rythme III. Andantino, doucement expressif IV. Tres modere Prokofiev String Quartet No.2 Op.92 I. Allegro sostenuto II. Adagio III. Allegro Aeolian String Quartet The Aeolian String Quartet features an international line-up of postgraduate students from the Royal […]

The Emperor System in Japan. Origins, Evolution and the New Imperial Era

The Emperor System in Japan. Origins, Evolution and the New Imperial Era

Emperor Akihito’s abdication in favour of his son Crown Prince Naruhito has re-ignited a many-sided debate about the fundamental values of Japanese society and the state itself. Some commentators see Emperor Akihito’s attempt to modernise the image of the Imperial family and present a liberal face on peace and reconciliation issues as at odds with […]

Refracting Light

Refracting Light

Eames Fine Art is delighted to present Refracting Light, an exhibition of new works by artist Sophie Layton. Using traditional Japanese printmaking techniques and inspired by blown glass, these works represent an exciting juncture in the artist’s career.Layton’s pieces are created using the practice of mokuhanga, studied by the artist during a three-month printmaking residency […]

“Like Bombs”: Narrative, Memory, and Linguistic Terrorism in Contemporary Okinawan Fiction – with Vicky Young

“Like Bombs”: Narrative, Memory, and Linguistic Terrorism in Contemporary Okinawan Fiction – with Vicky Young

In 2002, one year after 9.11, the Okinawan writer Sakiyama Tami published one of her most provocative essays, entitled “Shimakotoba de kachāshī” (“Inciting with Island Words”). Split into three parts, the essay targets standard Japanese (hyōjungo) as a monolithic language symbolic of hegemonic oppression and assimilation before setting out the agenda for Sakiyama’s own literature: […]

A Timeless Pallette: The Story of wa no iro – Japanese Colours

A Timeless Pallette: The Story of wa no iro – Japanese Colours

Over centuries, Japan has developed a colour palette unique to its nation and with deep connection to its inimitable nature. Owing to the very subtle distinctions in the shades and grades of these colour schemes, 450 hues of wa no iro have been catalogued. These have been developed within and cherished by, not only Japanese art spheres […]

What Brexit Means for Japan

What Brexit Means for Japan

As Brexit day on March 29th rapidly approaches, Japanese companies based in the UK have started to prepare for a no-deal scenario. Honda has recently announced the closure of its UK production line for four-wheeled vehicles by 2021 (though it stated that Brexit was not the reason), and other companies such as Sony, Panasonic, and […]

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Hand In Hand is choreographed by Chisato Minamimura and is produced by Nicole Vivien Watson of Surface Area Dance Theatre and Paul Miller of Rory Studio and supported by Moving Art Management. Join Dance City for a sharing of work by international deaf dance choreographer Chisato Minamimura, presented in Dance City’s Theatre, in collaboration with […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

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